Hidden Corners of Carbon County

Here, the alpine region of Medicine Bow National Forest and the Snowy Range segue gracefully into the high plains.

This is where you’ll find four unique areas filled with history and outdoor adventure—what the west is all about. Spend a weekend unearthing timeless stories, immersing yourself in a truly western landscape, and road tripping along scenic byways in Carbon County, Wyoming.

Enter the 2021 CCVC Summer Photo Contest

Bigger Prizes & More Fun Than Ever!

The Carbon County Visitors Council needs your help. Submit your favorite photo taken in Carbon County into our bi-annual photo contest for the chance to win one of 3 cash prizes ($150 for 1st / $100 for 2nd / $50 for honorable mention). Your photos will be used to promote Carbon County, Wyoming as a travel destination to potential visitors to our area.

A weekend escape to Saratoga, Wyoming

When it comes to vacation, I love a place that combines the outdoors with relaxation.

I had driven the scenic byway between Laramie and Rawlins, Wyoming before and knew that spending a few nights somewhere in between was a must. Surrounded by the Medicine Bow National Forest, I knew that Saratoga would be the perfect destination. Eliza and I headed out early, left the traffic and city behind for the mountains with our swimsuits and fly rods in tow.

Carbon County, Wyoming Annual Events

Find upcoming events including rodeos, concerts, festivals, performing arts, family events, & more.

This is an ever changing event list that we update as we receive confirmed dates from event coordinators. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.

Carbon County Recreation & Trail Maps

Maps encompass all of Carbon County’s outdoor assets & activities

Hunting season has begun and the Carbon County Visitors’ Council is excited to launch the Carbon County Recreation and Trail Maps. CCVC partnered with Great Outdoor Consultants to create recreation and trail maps that are inclusive of all Carbon County outdoor resources.

A2D Learning Center - Tools for Travel and Tourism Industry

Carbon County—Carbon County Visitors’ Council proudly relaunches the Carbon County WY – Visitor Journey A2D Learning Center. CCVC has partnered with Visitor Engagement Academy to produce a training tool.

“This summer we have seen that travel and tourism is resilient and has returned to Carbon County.” said Leslie Jefferson, CEO, CCVC. “With the Summer Season coming to an end, we are relaunching our Visitor Journey A2D (Arrival to Departure). The course is 100% free to residents of Carbon County.”

The Carbon County WY – Visitor Journey A2D is a combination of online learning along with a live class that ties the training together. The time required to complete the course is roughly two (2) hours of online learning, broken into 15-20 minute segments, and a 60 to 75-minute live class.“

Kennaday Peak Fire Lookout

Carbon County Wyoming is the place to go if you are looking for wide open spaces and low populations - perfect for folks who need a break from crowds.

Let's explore one of those places: The Kennaday Peak Lookout Tower is located in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. The fire tower is located atop Kennady Peak and to the east of Saratoga, Wyoming. The lookout sits at an altitude of 10,788 ft (3,288 m) and features a breathtaking view of the surrounding area including Barrett Ridge, the Platte River Valley, Pennock Mountain, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow Peak.

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